Tornado Shelters

With time permitting, the Warrensburg Fire Department will try to establish shelters in various locations throughout the city.


Several Warrensburg churches have agreed to help provide shelter in a tornado warning - if their personnel can safely travel to the churches.
Name Address Phone Number
Community of Christ Church 700 S Mitchell
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Grover Park Baptist Church 409 Mitchell
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Sacred Heart Catholic Church 300 Ridgeview
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Tornado Shelters

Map of the Mulitple Tornado Shelters Around Warrensburg

When Churches Open for Tornado Warnings

When a tornado warning is issued or probable, the Warrensburg Fire Department will contact representatives of these churches to see if the church can be opened for use as a shelter. Actual use of the church as a shelter during severe weather is dependent upon the church representatives being able to safely travel to the church. You should go to the nearest place of shelter during a tornado warning.

Note: Do not go to City Hall or emergency agencies.

Limited Duration

It is important to remember the sheltering provided by these churches during severe weather is intended to be of limited duration. In the event a tornado occurs and long-term shelter is needed, the American Red Cross and other agencies will determine where post-event shelters will be located.

Shelter Tips

  • Do not take pets to shelters
  • Bring a flashlight, any required medication, and essential items.
  • Leave stereos and TV sets at home.
  • Stay away from shelter windows.
  • Walk carefully inside the shelter.
  • Follow instructions you receive when in the shelter.
  • Assist others with their needs if you can.
  • Show respect to other occupants in the shelter.
  • Don't leave the shelter without checking with your hosts.